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misc/imdb/ApplyDiffs-2.5.lha

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Short:ApplyDiffs for IMDB-Diffs
Author:ab at imdb.com (André Bernhardt)
Uploader:mscheler aminet net (Matthias Scheler)
Type:misc/imdb
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Distribution:NoCD
Date:2001-12-08
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Readme:http://aminet.net/misc/imdb/ApplyDiffs-2.5.readme
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                         ApplyDiffs 2.5 (22.11.2001)
                         ===========================

                    (w) 1995 - 2001 by André Bernhardt


CHANGES
=======

- bugfix: ApplyDiffs can now handle mixed original- and stripped- diffs
          correctly (problem with 970307-diffs from AMINET)



PURPOSE
=======


The  movie  database  files  and  diff files are updated every Friday.  The
diffs-archives  are  named  according to the week's full data to which they
should  be  applied  in  order  to generate the following week's data.  The
filename format is:

   imdbDiffYYMMDD.lha

For  example,  imdbDiff941230.lha  contains  the diffs to be applied to the
30th  December  1994  files  in order to generate the files for 6th January
1995.

The  program  'ApplyDiffs'  applies all files of the weekly diff-archive to
the  listfiles  of the Internet MovieDatabase and checks the consistency of
the data.

NOTE:   if  you miss more than one weeks worth of updates you need to apply
the  patches  for  all  the missing weeks in succession to bring your local
copies up to date.

In  order  to  check  that  the  diffs have been applied correctly, all the
database files include a CRC on their first line.  The program 'ApplyDiffs'
will automatically verify that this checksum is correct.

After  having  applied  all  diffs  to  the  listfiles,  a  summary  of all
diff-files  together  with  the status information and number of lines that
have been added and deleted is shown.


WHY APPLYDIFFS?
===============


Instead  of  Applydiffs,  you could as well use the common program 'patch'.
Unfortunately,  this program creates very big temporary files when updating
the  actors-  &  actresses lists.  It is also very slow and can't check the
CRC-sums.   ApplyDiffs  on  the  other  hand  can only be used to apply the
MovieDatabase-diffs to the listfiles.  It cannot be used to apply any diffs
created by the program 'diff'!


DISCLAIMER
==========


   THERE  IS  NO  WARRANTY  FOR  THE  PROGRAM,  TO  THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE  LAW.   EXCEPT  WHEN  OTHERWISE  STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT
HOLDER  AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM ''AS IS'' WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF  ANY  KIND,  EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE  IMPLIED  WARRANTIES  OF  MERCHANTABILITY  AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.   THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM
IS  WITH  YOU.   SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF
ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

   IN  NO  EVENT  UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
WILL  ANY  COPYRIGHT  HOLDER,  OR  ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY REDISTRIBUTE THE
PROGRAM  AS  PERMITTED  ABOVE,  BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY
GENERAL,  SPECIAL,  INCIDENTAL  OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE
USE  OR  INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF
DATA  OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD
PARTIES  OR  A  FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS),
EVEN  IF  SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES.


LICENSE
=======


This  file  is  part  of  the  Internet Movie Database.  The database is an
international  volunteer  effort  whose  principal  objective is to provide
useful  and up to date movie information *freely* available on-line, across
as  many  systems  and  platforms as possible.  The Internet Movie Database
Team  can  be reached via e-mail at <imdb-team at ibmpcug.co.uk> and are happy
to discuss the implications of and exceptions to this license.

All  data  and  software  released  by  the Internet Movie Database Team is
freely available to anyone within certain limitations described below.  You
are  encouraged  to quote subsets of the database in USENET articles, movie
related  FAQs,  magazine  articles  etc.   We  do  ask,  however,  that  if
appropriate,  you  make  reference  to the source of the data and provide a
pointer to database for the benefit of the reader.

Permission is granted by the copyright holder to allow free distribution of
this  file  and  any  other  part  of  the  Internet  Movie  Database in an
ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY, providing the following conditions are met:

 (1) NO  FEE  OF  ANY  KIND  (however  indirect),  can  be  charged for its
     distribution.   If this file is being stored for later distribution to
     anyone  that  can  be seen as a customer to yourself or your company /
     organization  YOU  MUST  contact  the Internet Movie Database Team for
     permission.

 (2) Each of the database files may be distributed individually but only in
     an  unaltered form.  All the header and trailer information (including
     this notice and the details on how to access the database) must remain
     intact.

 (3) Specifically  the  files  may  NOT  be  used to  construct any kind of
     on-line  database (except for individual personal use).  Clearance for
     ALL  such  on-line  data resources must be requested from the Internet
     Movie  Database  Team.  This is to enable us to maintain an up to date
     list  of all such sites.  Clearance will be granted provided access to
     said database is itself entirely free from ANY fees.

 (4) In  addition, copies  of the movie database frequently asked questions
     list  and additions guide must be made available in the same area / by
     the same method as the other database files.

 (5) CD-ROM distribution is  prohibited without written permission from the 
     Internet Movie Database Team (see below for an e-mail contact).

Distribution  by  e-mail, BBS and internet systems is positively encouraged
within these limitations.

The  files and software which make up the movie database may be uploaded to
commercial  BBS  systems providing that the above conditions are met and no
*additional*   fees   are  applied  above  the  standard  connect  time  or
downloading charges.

This  copyright  notice has been designed to ensure that the voluntary time
and  effort  of the Internet Movie Database Team and database users, is not
used  for financial gain by those who have contributed nothing or little to
its  growth  or  success.  The changing nature of the Internet towards more
commercial  uses has forced us to produce this statement.  Please do not be
discouraged  from  submitting additions to the database as a result of this
policy.   If  you  need  further explanation please contact the team at the
address given below.

If  you  are in doubt as to whether this copyright notice prevents you from
distributing  the database to others, you should contact the Internet Movie
Database Team by e-mail at <imdb-team at ibmpcug.co.uk>.


Contents of misc/imdb/ApplyDiffs-2.5.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                14985   25836  58.0% -lh5- 02cb Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/ApplyDiffs
[generic]                12923   60786  21.3% -lh5- 7bba Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/ApplyDiffs.c
[generic]                11296   17988  62.8% -lh5- 25ea Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/CheckCRC
[generic]                 5901   22132  26.7% -lh5- 5830 Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/CheckCRC.c
[generic]                 1183    3588  33.0% -lh5- 9a0e Nov 22  2001 applydiffs/History.txt
[generic]                 3741   14041  26.6% -lh5- ed17 Nov 20  2001 applydiffs/IMDB.h
[generic]                 3583   16260  22.0% -lh5- 4f3e Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/IMDB_Resources.c
[generic]                  343     617  55.6% -lh5- 24ed Nov 21  2001 applydiffs/IMPORTANT_README
[generic]                  663    2321  28.6% -lh5- f0ce Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/Makefile
[generic]                 5351   14338  37.3% -lh5- 5b39 Nov 22  2001 applydiffs/Readme.txt
[generic]                  317     910  34.8% -lh5- 08a2 Dec  2  2001 applydiffs/SMakefile
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total        11 files   60286  178817  33.7%            Dec  8  2001

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